Golden Grail Expands Team with Key Business Development Addition

22 December 2022

Golden Grail Technology a diversified beverage and investment group, today announced a key addition of Russ Kaffenberger to its commerical operations and business development team.Russ will oversee the day to day commercial operations, distributor management, and continue to push forward new growth opportunites for the portfolio. He brings more than 17 years of beverage industry experience, with stops at Monster Energy, Nutrabolt, Bang Energy and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Prior to joining our team, Russ served as Chief Commercial Officer for SWAY Energy Corporation, with the Sway Energy brand being the most recent additon to the the Golden Grail portfolio. As Golden Grail looks to expand, we will lean heavily on Russ's connections and expertise. Previously, he was the VP of International Sales and Distribution at Nutrabolt where he implementend the C4 Beverage global expansion. He also served as Bang Energy's Director of International Sales Asia Pacific and Oceania.

"We've had a strong close to 2022, with key additions to our leadership team as well as expansion of our brand portfolio, all of which gives us tremendous momentum heading into 2023," said Steven Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Grail Technology. "Russ will play an instrumental role in helping us achieve our growth goals and we're confident his years of experience in the beverage sector will have an immediate impact on our business."

"We are excited to accelerate and build upon the upward momentum of the Golden Grail Beverage portfoilio," Kaffenberger said. "We are working to expand our distribution/retailer footprint across the US. Also, looking at more efficient manufacturing and supply chain opportunities. The team and I will be actively developing top international markets, including the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, and additional European countries. We're excited to provide the world with better-for-you beverages formulated to help enhance people's everyday lifestyle."

Golden Grail's growing portfolio includes eight brands - Cause Water, KOZ Water, Sketch Can by Tickle Water, Tickle Water, Spider Energy Drink, Scorpion Energy Hemp/CBD, Trevi Fruit Essence Water and the recently-acquired Sway Energy.

About Golden Grail Technology
Golden Grail Technology (OTC: GOGY) is a fast-growing company with a strategic mission to innovate, build and streamline the growth of its beverage portfolio through fiscally responsible investing. The company targets brands that have a proven sales history, loyal consumer following, retail presence and strong value proposition who need assistance to get to the next few levels. Golden Grail has been actively acquiring brands within emerging and growing beverage categories. Our robust product offerings include Spider Energy Drink, Trevi Fruit Essence Water, Tickle Water for kids, Sketch Can for Tweens, Cause Water & KOZ Water helping reduce global plastic pollution and Scorpion Energy Hemp/CBD.

After an acquisition, the company utilizes a series of operational technologies to apply its business expertise, fiscal techniques and various manufacturing processes know-how to improve the economics and performance of each brand while advancing marketing and distribution for its beverage brands. The company's focus on sophisticated management and development of beverage brands, coupled with its rapidly growing and recognizable portfolio of healthy, functional beverages sets Golden Grail apart as a leader in acquiring and advancing existing beverage brands.

Golden Grail Portfolio
KOZ Water
is a premium purified and pH-balanced water packaged in completely plastic-free 12oz and 16oz cans. KOZ Water has had much success on Amazon and on the West Coast.

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Cause Water is Pristine Mountain Spring Water with a Cause

Cause Water has three key initiatives be a vessel for change, do your part and encourage consumers to join the cause, by drinking Cause Water. A fully recyclable aluminum bottle and cap support its core mission of plastic reduction and ocean preservation. Cause Water can be found in high-end, influential natural food stores along the West Coast.

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Tickle Water is a premium sparkling water company dedicated to providing honest and clean hydration. Tickle Water is the first sparkling water in the market created specifically for children, yet enjoyed by all ages, complete with delicious flavors and a recyclable can, making it the perfect beverage for any occasion. Every can of Tickle Water is simply made with premium sparkling water and natural flavors without artificial ingredients, sugar, sodium, or preservatives.

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'Sketch Can' - The first and only 'sketch can' features a personalization space and a social media hashtag to invite Tickle fans to interact with the brand by drawing on the can and then sharing their custom can on Tik Tok. 'Sketch Can' provides kids with a brand they can call their own. It is a healthy premium sparkling water and natural flavors without artificial ingredients, sugar, sodium, or preservatives. 'Sketch Can' comes in a fully recyclable package, in two delicious flavors Watermelon and Sour Green Apple. Kids won't be able to resist the urge to sip and sketch.

Trevi Essence Water is a true clean-label beverage with a superior flavor that stays true to the fruit. Trevi has zero sugar, zero calories, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, gluten-free, vegan, kosher and diet-friendly. Trevi comes in four delicious flavors Mango Orange, Coconut Lime, Peach and Grapefruit.

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Spider Energy Drink is packed with serious energy. This formula is the perfect balance of energy-boosting B vitamins, Taurine, Guarana, Ginseng, Key Levels of Amino Acids and herbal extracts. Made with 100% real sugar, Spider Energy is known as one of the best tasting with a fresh-citrus, smooth and refreshing flavor, without the medicinal aftertaste associated with most energy drinks.

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Sway Energy is an innovative and proprietary blend made with all-natural ingredients, zero sugar, and no artificial flavors. The "better-for-you" beverage combines 160mg of green tea caffeine, with the recommended 100% daily value of vitamins A, B6, B12, C and D, giving it the unique ability to aid muscle formation, boost energy, and promote the body's natural immune response. Sway comes in six flavors, including lime, mango, orange, strawberry, passion fruit and watermelon.

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